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In a Case of Religious Dress, US Justices Explore the Obligations of Employers - NYTimes.com

US Supreme Court hearings on religious accommodation (the Abercrombie & Fitch case):

Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. on Wednesday warned that “this is going to sound like a joke,” and then posed an unusual question about four hypothetical job applicants.

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Supreme Court hears anti-Muslim bias claim against Abercrombie

Case against clothing store centers on question of whether job applicant must ask for religious accommodation for hijab

February 25, 2015 1:41PM ET

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The US Supreme Court has affirmed that fish are not an information-storage device

John Yates can breathe easy again. Today the US Supreme Court overturned his conviction (pdf) for destroying documents to hide evidence of a crime. The alleged crime: carrying undersized fish. 332 more words

Economist 2/25/14

  1. BINYAMIN NETANYAHU after an anti-semitic attack killed a Jew in Copenhagen urged his coreligionists to leave “the soil of Europe” and to go to their real home: Israel. 
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Arkansas to sign bill which allows LGBT discrimination

Arkansas is about to pass a law which will prevent cities and counties from passing anti-discrimination laws, thereby allowing businesses, employers and landlords to discriminate against LGBT people without having to face prosecution. 181 more words

LGBT

Interactive Map Breaking Down Same-Sex Marriage Rights By US State

Boston Globe: Since the US Supreme Court issued its decisions on the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 in June 2013, several states’ constitutional bans on same-sex marriage have been struck down as unconstitutional. 21 more words

Government

The American Melting Pot

I’d like to share with you some thoughts that came out of a short piece I was asked to write about the Roberts Court. I’d like to dedicate this commentary to Yusor Abu-Salha, who spoke on NPR’s Story Corps about how wonderful the U.S. 729 more words

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